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  • Reconceptualizing Types of Religious Organization. Dominant, Sectarian, Alternative, and Emergent Tradition Groups.
    Bromley, David G., and J. Gordon Melton (2012)
    Nova Religio 15:3: 4-28.

    Finds problems with the church, denomination, sect, & cult typology in the study of new religions. Proposes a new typology: Dominant, sectarian, alternative, emergent. Places a number of new religions into these categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Sectarian (type); New religions; Emergent (type); Dominant (type); Alternative (type)
  • Les spiritualités alternatives de la phase du capitalisme tardif.
    Possamaï, Adam (2007)
    In Martin Geoffroy, Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, and Michel Gardaz (eds.) La mondialisation du phénomène religieux. Montréal: Mediaspaul, pp. 137-158.

    Based on interviews with 35 practitioners of alternative spiritualities in Melbourne. Many rejected the term "new age" as too commercial.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; New age; Commercialization; Habermas, Jürgen; Neopagan; Market model; Australia, Melbourne; Alternative spirituality
  • In Search of New Age Spiritualities.
    Possamaï, Adam (2005)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    Based on interviews in Melbourne; suggests replacing "new age" with more precise categories.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Alternative spirituality; Australia, Melbourne
  • Religion and Popular Culture. A Hyper-Real Testament.
    Possamaï, Adam (2005)
    Bruxells: P.I.E.-Peter Lang.

    Observes popular culture as a symbolic resource for faith systems, especially in the New Age style.

    Associated Search Terms: Eclecticism; Popular culture; Alternative spirituality; Consumerism; Post-modern; Esoteric
  • Alternative Spiritualities and the Logic of Late Capitalism.
    Possamaï, Adam (2003)
    Culture and Religion 4:1: 31-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Alternative spirituality; Capitalism
  • Alternative Spiritualities, New Religious Movements and Jediism in Australia.
    Possamaï, Adam (2003)
    Australian Religion Studies Review 16:2: 69-86.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Australia; New religions; Alternative spirituality
  • Cultural Consumption of History and Popular Culture in Alternative Spirituality.
    Possamaï, Adam (2002)
    Journal of Consumer Culture 2:2: 197-218.

    Associated Search Terms: Alternative spirituality; Popular culture
  • Not the New Age: Perennism and Spiritual Knowledges.
    Possamaï, Adam (2001)
    Australian Religion Studies Review 14:1: 82-96.

    Associated Search Terms: Alternative spirituality; Time
  • Diversity in Alternative Spiritualities: Keeping New Age at Bay.
    Possamaï, Adam (1999)
    Australian Religion Studies Review 12:2: 111-124.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Alternative spirituality
  • The Role of Ritual in the Alternation of Social Universe: Jewish-Christian Initiation of Gentiles in the Didache.
    Draper, Jonathan A. (1997)
    Listening. Journal of Religion and Culture 32:1: 48-67.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptism; Communitas; Early Christian; Ritual; Alternation
  • The Emerging Network: A Sociology of the New Age and Neo-Pagan Movements.
    York, Michael (1995)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield.

    Reviews the literature on new age & neopagan phenomena. Descriptive survey data from groups in London. Reviews typologies (church, sect, etc.) , assessing the usefulness of various approaches for the study of new age & neopagan phenomena. "Network" works.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, London; House of the Goddess; New age; St. James´ Alternatives; Participant observation; Typology; Neopagan; Network; New religions
  • Conversion and Alternation Processes in the Youth Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Religious Transformations.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J. (1978)
    Pacific Sociological Review 21:4: 379-405. [Also in David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.) The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen, 1983, pp. 51-72]

    Based on interviews from Divine Light Mission & Hare Krishna members; contrasts "sectarian conversion" in Hare Krishna, involving radical identity changes, & "cultic alternation."

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; Hare Krishna; Divine Light Mission; Conversion; Alternation
  • Alternation and Conversion as Qualitatively Different Transformations.
    Travisano, Richard V. (1970)
    In Gregory P. Stone and Harvey A. Farberman (eds.) Social Psychology through Symbolic Interaction. Waltham, Massachusetts: Ginn-blaisdell, pp. 594-606.

    Sees conversion as drastic change of identity & alternation as segmental change of identity; illustrates with interviews of Hebrew Christians.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew Christian; Alternation; Conversion; Symbolic interactionism
  • Alternation and Conversion in Jewish Identities.
    Travisano, Richard V. (1967)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Minnesota.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew Christian; Alternation; Jewish, U.S.A.; Conversion
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